Melissa Fryer, MA, CCC-SLP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Melissa is pleased to serve as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of CSD, supervising graduate students in the delivery of speech-language services in the Pacific University Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinics. She teaches in the graduate and post-baccalaureate program, and is a coordinator of an interprofessional practice course with the College of Health Professions. She earned her Master’s degree from Portland State University and an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University. Her clinical background is in the provision of speech-language pathology services in skilled nursing and post-acute care settings. Melissa is an advocate for interprofessional practice within rehabilitation settings and also enjoys educating students about documentation, compliance, and reimbursement in healthcare. Her professional interests include working with clients with acquired brain injury, dementia, and other cognitive-linguistic challenges. Melissa is active in local and state organizations that support speech-language clinicians and the communities they serve. Melissa focuses her scholarship in clinical supervision and interprofessional education.

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)


SLP Clinic patient

Pacific is looking for participants to take part in a program to help individuals with Parkinson’s improve their speech and swallowing. The two-part program starts with individual speech therapy followed by weekly group therapy.